Fletcher Cox Guarantees A Win Against Washington
After being named to his first Pro Bowl last night, Fletcher Cox was surrounded by reporters at his locker today. Cox relayed his excitement about the honor, but quickly shifted his focus to the Eagles’ game on Saturday against Washington.
“Yeah, it was one of my goals [to be a Pro Bowler], but I think the biggest relief will be when we win on Saturday,” Cox said.
A reporter followed up by asking if the Eagles defensive lineman was guaranteeing a win.
“Yeah, I’m guaranteeing a win,” Cox said. “What am I supposed to say? That I think we’re going to lose or something? No.”
Philadelphia’s matchup against Washington is a de facto elimination game, as the Eagles can’t make the playoffs if they lose. If they win, and then beat the Giants in Week 17, they will be the NFC East champions and earn a playoff spot.
Cox added that he hopes he doesn’t even make the trip to Hawaii, because that would mean the Eagles made the Super Bowl. The fourth-year Mississippi native said Chip Kelly called him with the news yesterday, which he then relayed to his family.
“I think they was on the edge all day to find out, and so was I,” Cox said. “When we heard the news, it was a monkey off our back. Everybody was excited.”
ROWE CLEARS CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
Eric Rowe doesn’t know exactly when he suffered his concussion against Arizona, but once he came off of the field after the Cardinals’ 13-play, 73-yard drive, he knew something was wrong.
“When I got back to the sideline after they kicked a field goal, that’s when I kind of felt different,” Rowe said.
Malcolm Jenkins and E.J. Biggers noticed Rowe acting differently, so they told the training staff. Rowe was then held out for the rest of the game.
The rookie said it was his first concussion, and that he felt normal after the game ended. The Eagles tested him and tried to put stress on him to see if symptoms would show up, before an independent doctor cleared him this morning.
With Byron Maxwell potentially out this week, Rowe said he expects to remain on the defense’s right side and to not switch positions. Although the defensive back wasn’t sure which play the concussion happened, he estimated that he was on the field for about four or five snaps while concussed.
LOGAN LIKELY OUT
Bennie Logan missed practice for the second consecutive day today, and although Chip Kelly called Logan “day-to-day” this morning, the nose tackle may miss the remainder of the season.
Ced Thornton said Bennie Logan told teammates he’ll be out “a couple weeks. Hope we get him back for the playoffs.”
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) December 23, 2015